Well, the good news is I'm enjoying myself on Ravelry.com, the bad news other good news is that it's not quite as wholly consuming as others have made it sound. That's a good thing, because I have lots of items on my to-do list that would have to be postponed if I was spending my evenings Ravelry-ing instead of knitting. It's fun, it's cool, it won't replace this place as my home, though.

If you're already there, add me as a friend! My username is GrittyKnits. Obviously.

In yarn news, I have discovered a heavenly (new?) yarn from the Fiesta company called Swoon. 50/50 Merino/Silk, wonderful colors and very soft. There's also a 100% merino version called boomerang which is also very nice. Both available at the Woolie Ewe. I managed to get a Carmen neckwarmer and 2 pairs of garter stitch wrapped up gloves (from Debbie Bliss's Pure Cashmere book) out of one ball of Swoon. Only one mini-complaint: it dyed my needles and a spot on my index finger a gnarly shade of blue-green-brown and it night need a good soak before it can be worn against skin, lest the wearer look sickly after taking it off. I had a pair of jeans once that dyed my palms blue and it was really embarrassing.


This yarn has inspired me to add a new feature to this site: Yarn Reviews. As soon as Adam codes me a new section, I'll be uploading all my yarn likes & dislikes.